Eligibility for Annual Arts Grants

In addition to Creative New Zealand's general eligibility criteria and track record requirements for individual artforms, to be eligible to apply for Annual Arts Grants 2020, you must have:

  • in the three calendar years 2017–2019, received at least four grants (from a list of selected Creative New Zealand funding opportunities*), which have each been evaluated as having met or exceeded expectations, OR
  • in the three calendar years 2017–2019, received funding through Toi Tōtara or Toi Uru Kahikatea investment programmes but are no longer receiving this funding, OR
  • submitted an Expression of Interest in March 2020 to take part in Te Puāwaitanga, our developmental programme.

*The list of selected Creative New Zealand funding opportunities can be found below. The application form is only available in the portal to those artists and arts organisations we believe meet these criteria. If you believe you are eligible and do not have access, please contact Funding Services.

All applications for an Annual Arts Grant must also include a business plan. For advice on how to develop a business plan, please refer to our Guide to developing your business plan

*The list of selected Creative New Zealand funding opportunities is:

  • Arts Grants 2017 | Round 1
  • Arts Grants 2017 | Round 2
  • Arts Grants 2018 | Round 1
  • Arts Grants 2018 | Round 2
  • Arts Grants 2019 | Round 1
  • Arts Grants 2019 Round 2 | $10,000 - $75,000
  • Arts Grants 2019 Round 2 | Up to $10,000
  • Asia Artform Exchange | Research Fund
  • Asia Artform Exchange Fund: Stage 1 Research
  • Asia Artform Exchange Fund 2019 I Stage 2 Creation and Presentation
  • Auckland Diversity Project 2017
  • Auckland Diversity Project 2018
  • Auckland Diversity Fund 2019
  • International Art Fair Fund 2017 | Round 1
  • International Art Fair Fund 2017 | Round 2
  • International Art Fair Fund 2017 | Round 3
  • International Art Fair Fund 2018 | Round 1
  • International Art Fair Fund 2018 | Round 2
  • International Art Fair Fund 2018 | Round 3
  • International Art Fair Fund 2019 | Round 1
  • International Art Fair Fund 2019 | Round 2
  • International Art Fair Fund 2019 | Round 3
  • International Indigenous Artform Exchange 2017
  • International Indigenous Artform Exchange 2018
  • International Indigenous Artform Exchange 2019
  • International Initiative Presentation Fund 2018 | Round 2
  • International Initiative Presentation Fund 2018 | Round 3
  • International Initiative Presentation Fund 2018 | Round 4
  • International Initiative Presentation Fund 2019 | Round 1
  • International Market Development Fund 2019 I round 2
  • International Market Development Fund 2019 I Round 3
  • International Presentation Fund 2017 | Round 1
  • International Presentation Fund 2017 | Round 2
  • International Presentation Fund 2017 | Round 3
  • International Presentation Fund 2017 | Round 4
  • International Presentation Fund 2018 | Round 1
  • Māori Arts Presentation Fund 2017
  • Māori Arts Presentation Fund 2018
  • Māori Arts Presentation Fund 2019
  • New Work to Asia Fund 2017 | Round 1
  • New Work to Asia Fund 2018 | Round 1
  • New Work to Asia Fund 2018 | Round 2
  • New Work to Asia Fund 2019 | Round 1
  • New Work to Asia Fund 2019 | Round 2
  • Quick Response 2017 | Round 1
  • Quick Response 2017 | Round 2
  • Quick Response 2017 | Round 3
  • Quick Response 2018 | Round 1
  • Quick Response 2018 | Round 2
  • Quick Response 2018 | Round 3
  • Quick Response 2019 | Round 1
  • Suffrage 125 Fund 2019
  • Toi Rangatahi Engagement Fund 2018/19 | Round 1
  • Toi Rangatahi Leadership Fund 2018/19 | Round 1
  • Toi Rangatahi Leadership Fund 2019 | Round 2
  • Toi Rangatahi Participation Fund 2018/19 | Round 1
  • Wild Creations 2017
  • Wild Creations 2018
  • Wild Creations 2020